Great album! The story of Jobriath is a fascinating tragedy, and this posthumous album reveals the magic that led to his short lived career.
Though still glam, at this point, the songs are mostly short and fast, ala early Elton John, Leon Russel, or Little Richard. I’m sure I’m forgetting another big comparison from the late 50s as well.
I’m glad there has been a reexamination of his work and due to the surprising fandom of Morrissey, his catalogue has been reissued and lost jems such as this have been brought out to enjoy.
Jobriath had an amazing, soaring vioce that not only reaches wondorous heights, but conveys such emotion as well. His piano skills are top teir, and the songwriting/musical composition is excuisite. A true obscure treasure.
The original release also included a free download of a live concert from The Bottom Line in New York, 1974. It is absolutely stellar. Highly recommended!